Parables In The Gospel Of Jesus's Son Of God

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In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’s sole purpose on earth is to emphasize the will of God, which he believes is misinterpreted by the Jews. Jesus sees that the people of Israel have shifted off the right path. They have placed a greater focus on the literal meaning of words than on the message of God. Therefore, Jesus uses parables to convey his message to the people who are willing to listen. Jesus embeds his main message in his title, “Son of God.” Throughout the Gospel, Jesus has various titles including; The Messiah, Son of David, Son of Joseph and the Son of Man. However, his title the “Son of God” is distinct; it is a metaphor for people’s relationship with God. Jesus makes religion universal and explains to his people that everyone is …show more content…
He talks to the people with parables because “‘seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.’” (Matthew 13.13). The parables emphasize how Jesus’s messages are hidden. But the Pharisees and Sadducees are blinded by the rules listed in scripture from finding the underlying message. They believe they are the best Jews because they follow all the rules, but their actions are superficial. They do not understand the significance of their actions, which undermines their piety. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence,” Jesus explains how some people were pure on the surface, but had an impure soul (Matthew 23.25). “Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without parable he told them nothing,” this allowed Jesus to show them that faith is about more than just following what is listed in scripture ( Matthew 13.34). The message of God is hidden and “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field,” which emphasize the need of human interpretation and analysis (Matthew 13.44). Jesus’s parables emphasizes how it is the job of the people to uncover God and his Kingdom of Heaven. They have to internalize their beliefs and build a relationship …show more content…
The first section of the Gospel of Matthew is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, which refers to Jesus as the savior of the Jews. He is “the child from the Holy Spirit,” who is destined to “save his people from his sins.” (Matthew 1.18, 1.22). Before his birth, it is clear that people have high expectations from him, “And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is the shepherd’ my people Israel’” (Matthew 2.6). The birth of Jesus fulfills the prophecy. Jesus is the shepherd, whose job is to gather and guide the lost sheep, or the people of Israel. Biologically, people believed Jesus was the Son of Joseph, however his lineage ultimately makes him also the son of David. Throughout the Gospel, Jesus emphasizes the importance of praising the father in heaven. The people believed that if they did what was required and because of who their ancestors were, they would be saved. However, with the presence of Jesus there is a shift in thinking, lineage is now insignificant “You brood of vipers!...Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourself, ‘We have Abraham for our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham” (Matthew 3.9). Like Jesus, John the

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